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on the investigation and resignation of cia director david petraeus. >>> president obama is taking his fiscal argument to a far higher power than congress. we'll tell you who. >>> indiana investigators want to know what caud a massive explosion, damaging over 30 homes while leveling some completely. >> this is "early today" for monday, november 12th, 2012. >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. new details continue to emerge in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to resign. government officials say after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. multiple sources have revealed the identity of a woman who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaints to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-ol
questions about the david petraeus affair. jim rosen feld has the latest on the investigation. jim? >> a big couple of days on the hill. david petraeus will testify voluntarily on the consulate attacks coming up on friday, telling a former colleague it's "the right thing to do." as for the e-mail scannel scandal that led to his downfall -- dinner tonight for some in the media was actually on paula broadwell's brother. >> pizza on the menu in mt. pleasant tonight where general david petraeus' former mistress seen inside remains holed up tonight. they've suspended her security clearance but her brother is feeling generous. treating the media camped outside his home to dinner. also stripped of unfettered access she once enjoyed at mack dill air force, the anonymous e-mail warnings to stop socializing with generals including david petraeus. officials say an e-mail from broadwell to petraeus' successor, general john allen triggered the investigation. general allen apparently forwarding to kelley last may what he thought was a joke e-mail from an account called kelley patrol. sources close to kell
on this widely respected public figure. >> unacceptable. that's how david petraeus described his behavior to the letter sent out at the workforce at the cia. he met with president obama yesterday to see if he would accept his eresignation a director. he showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in that affair. him and his wife were together 37 years and he said that type of behavior is unacceptable as a husband and a leader of the cia. he's held the position of director since congress confirmed him last september, prior to that he led u.s. forces in both iraq and afghanistan. petraeus said the president accepted his resignation this afternoon. the president issued a statement a short time ago that read "i am completely confident that the cia will continue to thrive and carry out its position. going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time." he was slated to testify next week on the deadly attack of the u.s. embassy and benghazi, libya. no word if t
holt and erica hill. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday. >> general david petraeus, a four star general, is known for turning around the war in iraq. >> his admission that he had an extramarital affair forcing his resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >>> and with prices skyrocketing at the super market, we have tips on stretching your dollar and making your groceries last longer. >>> and speaking of money, famous women making it fashionable to recycle outfits. >>> i wore this suit six weeks ago, okay? >> and a poodle mix that was rescued from a trash heat and who is blind. i watched th
to unfold in the resignation of general david petraeus. new details tonight about a second woman that led to the fbi investigation. >>> veterans day commemorations across the country. how thousands in our area honored members of the armed forces today. >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm jim rosenfield. there were events all over the d.c. area today to honor our war heroes. the president began the day laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown solder in arlington. he thanked all military members for their service and said their contributions would not be forgotten. derek ward has a look at some of the other ways the area paid tribute to our veterans today. >> reporter: wheelchairs lined up with military precision awaiting this morning muster, a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the wreath laying ceremony on a day we pause to give them thanks. >> i really appreciate them doing this for us. >> on behalf of the boy scouts of america, i present this flag. >> reporter: older veterans would like be proud of this scouts biking to all the veterans memorial sites offer their gifts of gratitude. of
under investigation in connection to the scandal that led to cia director david petraeus' resignation. general john allen is being investigated by the fbi for alleged inappropriate communication with the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. investigators uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication, mostly e-mails between allen and jill kelley. kelley is the longtime friend of the petraeus family who complained about being harassed by the woman petraeus had an affair with. a senior administration official denies allen committed any wrongdoing and expects to return to duty as commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. this morning general allen is in washington, d.c., preparing for his senate confirmation hearing. aides close to allen say he didn't find out about all this in the investigation until tonight and the general will still appear his meetings scheduled on the hill today. >>> and on the same topic this morning, the fbi will not say what it found at the home of the woman in the center of the david petraeus scandal. agents searched paula broadwell's ho
david petraeus, the relationship with his biographer, the investigation, and what all of this means when it comes to the probe into that attack in benghazi. the general's form er spokesman speaks out to nbc news in his only tv interview. >>> deadly explosion -- at least two people killed. dozens of homes damaged after a massive blast overnight in indianapolis. what went wrong? >>> and "twilight." the final film opening in just days. the love story about vampires and werewolves, why has it turned so many fans into crazed beasts? we'll take a bite out of that story today, sunday, november 11, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning, veterans day. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. today is an important day to honor those who served in our armed forces. you're looking it at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president will lay a wreath there later on this morning. >>> one of america's most decorated veterans, david petraeus, is behind closed doors today, two days after his stunning resignation of cia director. it began as an investigation into
resignation of cia director david petraeus. >>> money trail. new concerns about whether millions in donations are actually reaching families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole thing. a
david petraeus' mistress. why paula broadwell is here in the district this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome this wednesday, november 14th, 2012. it is 5:00 a.m. 38 degrees out there. hope you didn't put your coat away in that closet. after some warm days, it is back to cold, cold, cold. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here to tell us about it. >> warm your hands by the glow of eun's red dress. looks like a nice warming trend here at least in the studio. but not outside. >>> oh, when you step outside, it is cold. it is mostly clear. we've got temperatures around the region under this clear sky at or below freezing. all these areas in blue are below freezing. and that includes just about all of virginia, all of maryland, and even out in some of the highlands of west virginia. that little patch of lavender is in the upper teens there around canaan valley towards elkins, west virginia, at 29 degrees. reagan national, on the warmer waters of the potomac, it's at 36 and also a bit warmer around the bay, where temperatures a
about the fbi investigation that ended the cia career of retired general david petraeus. senior members of the house and senate intelligence committees say they should have been told sooner about a possible security breach. danielle lee is on capitol hill now with the latest on the story that is still evolving. danielle? >> reporter: good evening, doreen. the fbi says no laws were broken, but some lawmakers say the affair put david petraeus in a compromised position. and that they say could have threatened national security. lawmakers are criticizing the fbi for initially keeping secret an investigation that led to the downfall of former cia director david petraeus. >> to have swop out there in such a sensitive position that the fbi thought could have been compromised or under the scope of an fbi investigation, who may or may not have been having an afarp at the time, that had to have been brought to the president or the security council. >> reporter: they say the investigation started out months ago with the potential case of cyber harassment. jill kelley, a friend of petraeus,
of david petraeus. what was in the threatening e-mails that led to explosive revelations of an affair? >>> good afternoon, i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. new developments today involving this scandal around cia director petraeus. >> there is new information about the affair that ended the retired general's career at the cia. and there are growing questions about how and when the president and top congressional leaders were notified about the unfolding scandal. danielle lee has the latest. >> reporter: lawmakers are criticizing the fbi for initially keeping secret, an investigation that led to the downfall of former cia director david petraeus. >> to have someone out there in such a sensitive position, who the fbi thought perhaps could have been compromised or under the scope of an fbi investigation who may or may not have been having an afarp at the time, that had to have been brought to the president, or certainly to the security council. >> reporter: government officials say the investigation started out months ago with the potential case of cyber harassment. jill kelly, a
>>> more fallout surrounding the sudden resignation of former cia director david petraeus. the incident that brought the scandal to light. >> plus the closures you need to be aware of this morning as america takes time to honor our veterans. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome this november 11t2, 201 veterans day. pretty mild after a glorious weeke weekend. hopefully, it will stay this way, but who knows? >> tom kierein knows. >> to honor our veterans, we'll keep this this way. >>> in the rural areas, we're down in the 40s with increasing clouds coming in from the west. right now just partly cloudy over the metro area. all cloudy in the mountains and much of the shenandoah valley. those clouds will be rolling our way later today. right now it's down to just around 40 degrees in parts of william county, charles county around 50, and near the beltway around 50 degrees. just outside the beltway, arlington, fairfax, montgomery county, we're down into the 40s this morning. and we also have a little patchy fog forming in some of the rural ar
>>> breaking news on former cia director, david petraeus. when he'll have to face questions from lawmakers. >> this is day three of wedding week. we have the table set, the bride and groom ready smile for the camera. goorning, everyo. welcome tos 4 midday. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. itis wednesday, november 14th, 2012. right now, police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting in the a walmart in laurel. it happened at the walmart near route 198 and the bw parkway. tony tull is live on the scene now. any word on the manager who got shot? >> yeah, keith, good news. he will be okay. he was shot in the upper body a few hours ago. corporate officials from walmart said he was going to be okay. when we arrived, chaotic. police putting up crime scene tape, going inside looking for clues of what happened here this morning. the call went out at 4:17. shots fired, one man down at this walmart in laurel. one person was wounded, a manager hit in the chest. >> it's early in the investigation. we are treating it at a commercial alone robbery. this adult male entered the
to the downfall of david petraeus. good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> we begin with news. a 17-year-old boy now charged with his second murder in less than a week. >> keith russell is at our news4 live desk about a case that has stunned folks in waldorf. >> reporter: guys, a 17-year-old young man is in custody for the murder of teresa bass. they were shot while working their dorg in waldorf last month. the person arrested is joshua memb mebane. he will be charged as an adult. it is not clearhat his motive for shooting the waldorf couple was. police are scheduled to hold a news conference at 4:30. we'll have the update on this breaking news from charles county on news4 at 5:00. pat and jim, back to you. >> all right. >>> to our other big breaking news story we're following this afternoon. former d.c. council chairman kwame brown learns his fate for a federal bank fraud charge. >> his sentence includes two years probation, half a year of home detention. hundreds of hours of community service and a day in police custody. brown also got his sentence for a misdemeanor campaign finance charge at
cia director david petraeus will testify on capital hill today. >>> breaking news from the middle east as rockets are fired between the israelis and palestinians. this morning three israelis are killed. a live report coming up. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> good morning,er one. i'm lynn berry. and today one scandal will give way to another in washington. former cia director david petraeus is expected to testify in a closed door senate intelligence committee hearing. general petraeus is not expected to discuss his personal indiscretions that ended his career last week. instead, he'll be talking about details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the controversy over u.n. ambassador san rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday president obama in his first news conference since re-election exploded at republican finger pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after the
>>> reaction continues tonight following cia director david petraeus' resignation. new details about the e-mails that started it all. >>> good evening, everyone. nbc news is learning that a complaint against petraeus' biographer is what started the investigation. law enforcement officials say petraeus himself did nothing criminal and will not be investigated. darcy spencer's been gathering latest information for us tonight. darcy? >> reporter: jim, this is a complicated story. we're going to make it as simple as we can. sources tell nbc news the fbi recently began investigating complaints from a woman who said she'd been receiving harassing emails. that investigation led to the discovery of emails between petraeus and his biographer that indicated they were having an affair. retired general david petraeus resigns in disgrace from his post as head of the cia after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. he admitted to cheating on his wife of more than 37 years, holley pa trahal holly petraeus. it involved an affair between petraeus and another woman who was not relat
. who tipped off the fbi, and how all of this is connected to former cia director general david petraeus. >>> first, an unwelcome change for sure. bad enough the rain is coming down right now, but temperatures are falling too. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here now with the forecast. tom? >> blame is on the cold front. it blew through at 1:00 a.m. as it came through, gusts of wind around 30, 35 miles an hour. wet leaves on sidewalks and roads this morning. watch out for that. it is slippery. here comes the front. going back in time the last 12 hours, and it is now passed east of us. still have rain falling. moderate rain in montgomery, howard, frederick, washington counties in maryland. that's going to pass off to the north and east of the metro area. light to moderate rain off and on for another couple of hours, at least through midmorning. it is below freezing ter the rain has stopped. western maryland, much of west virginia. locally, closer to washington from the shenandoah valley east to the bay, we're generally low to mid-40s. you need a winter coat and an umbrella. by 7:00
involving two of the men he counted on most. former cia director david petraeus and afghan war commander general john allen. the newest headlines are creating even more of a tangled web. this morning's "wall street journal" reports general allen, who is now under investigation for e-mails between he and jill kelley of tampa florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer. the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it described kelley as a, quote, is he duct tres, and warned the general of becoming involved with her. the journal reports that kelley tried to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint with harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. people familiar with the case tell the journal that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, the washington post quotes senior law enforcement officials saying the search conducted at broadwell's home monday night marks an interest in how she became interested in classified file
down cia director david petraeus. this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investigate. meanwhile, last night fbi agents went to the home of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with. a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e
in that deadly attack appear in court. >>> and new details about the resignation of david petraeus. e-mails that led the cia directory step down. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm jim rosenfield. we're learning that the fbi investigation that throwed general petraeus' resignation began with complaints about his biographer. a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news the investigation began when a woman told the fbi she was being harassed in e-mails. the official says, the fbi traced those e-mails back to petraeus biographer paula broadwell and found explicit e-mails from broadwell to petraeus. as brian mooar explains, investigators do not believe the former fbi director broke the law. >> reporter: david petraeus has washington asking how and why? the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell isn't saying. back in january she was promoting her book of the general. >> absolutely loves the agency, and the i think it's a great place for him. >> reporter: while the west point graduate and army reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents investigati
for not responding quickly enough to the violence outside the consulate. >>> david petraeus will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. it was unclear until yesterday whether petraeus would still answer questions after his sudden resignation as cia director. his close friend said petraeus did not like conspiracies going around that he had something to hide. he will not answer questions about the sex scandal that cost him his job. >>> president obama is defending susan rice. republicans have criticized her for insisting the aing ta was sparked by anger over an anti-islam film despite the fact that it was a coordinated attack. >>> the fbi's top brass will spend a second day on capitol hill giving lawmakers were details about the investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation. fbi director robert muler and shawn joys met privately yesterday. one federal agent says paula broadwell sent e-mails to several high-ranking military officers in an attempt in undermine jill kelley's reputation. the scandal has caught both privileges. >>> the prospect of the fiscal cliff now and t
with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-star general is involved. our current commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, marine corps general john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. and there's one more thing, the fbi is reviewing the conduct of the first agent who investigated jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a m
retired general david petraeus. keith russell is live with details on how the fbi stumbled into paula broadwell and their alleged affair in the first place. >> senior lawmakers are asking why the fbi knew about david petraeus' extramarital affair for so long before they were informed. now at least we know, as you said, how that alleged affair was uncovered. nbc news has learned that petraeus family friend joe kelley began receiving anonymous e-mails she viewed as menacing, from a source close to kelley who reviewed the e-mails. the first referred to kelley socializing with other generals in the tampa area and suggested her behavior was inappropriate and should stop. the fbi reportedly traced the e-mails back to paula broadwell and revealed the affair between the two. there were concerns that some of those e-mails contained information about the schedules of several high-level generals. that sparked concern that someone with access to sensitive or classified information was stalking kelly. senate intelligence committee woman said the information should have been shared. >> so it is ver
what they were, wendy. the president spoke about david petraeus and focused on the fiscal cliff. he said he's open to compromise but doesn't want an extension of the bush tax cuts. he maintains the best way to get it done is higher taxes for the rich, not the middle class. >> if we right away say 98% of americans will not see their taxes go up, 97% of small businesses are not going to see their taxes go up, if we get that in place, we are actually removing half of the fiscal cliff. half of the danger to our economy is removed by that single step. >> the president unexpectedly did not express displeasure with how long it took to be notified of the scandal involving general david petraeus. >> we're not supposed to meddle in, you know, criminal investigations. and that's been our practice. and i think that there are certain procedures that what the fbi follow or doj follow when they're involved in these investigations. that's traditionally been how we do things, in part because people are innocent until proven guilty. >> the president also said his hope is that it ends up being just a
-star general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated general officer of a generation. and now, the questions are rolling in about the extramarital affair that led to all of this, about the e-mails that led the fbi to petraeus. and how much further this all goes. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions tonight on why the fbi did not tell the president or the intelligence leaders about the involvement of petraeus's acknowledged mistress for months, even on new allegations on how it began. we learned today on what was in the e-mails to jill kelley, the family friend whose call for help to the fbi kicked off the investigation. nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff. the e-mails could say her of associating with the generals in tampa, but they had accesses on the comings and goings of david petraeus, news that somebody had high access to information >> reporter: kelley says his sister is a victim. >> my sister, number one is a mother, she has three kids a
led cia director david petraeus to abruptly resign. tonight the e-mails and the fbi investigation that.áqá off a shocking chain of events. we have a winner. four days after the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decadeik after bus versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and less sons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> reporter: as the 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petraeus was not at all the subject of
four-star general, david petraeus, tonight telling more of her side of the story through a surrogate. for the first time we're learning why she says she felt the need to approach the fbi and ask them to investigate the communications she was receiving. jill kelley of tampa, florida, is now a big part of the story involving several big names. tonight, she is clearly attempting to clear her own. we begin here tonight in the studio with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, tonight, new details emerged on how the anonymous e-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew two four-star generals, david petraeus, and john allen, set off a chain of events, even as the president spoke for the first time about the scandal at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investig
of cia director david petraeus, which sent as you know shock waves through washington. new details emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the latest on this developing story, the "washington post's" bob woodward and our own chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell who broke the story as i mentioned on friday. so andrea, here we are on sunday morning, new details. we know there was someone close to petraeus who got threatening e-mails. a whistleblor. she goes to the fbi. and that's how they get to the affair. >> this other woman, and we know she's not in the government and that she's not a family member, complained to the fbi about what she felt were harass k and threatening e-mails. it was that investigation that led -- they were anonymous e-mails. that led to broadwell's e-mail account. and by examining broadwell's, paula broadwell the biogra
. the election celebration is short-lived. a surprise resignation by cia director david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the end of the year. plu
-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broadwell and general david petraeus. unlike petraeus who has admitted infidelity and resign as director of the cia, allen got a vote of confidence today from president obama. >> he has faith in general allen. he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> reporter: the petraeus scandal has washington stunned. some are angry that the afghan war costing so many u.s. lives and dollars was hardly mentioned until this. >> now we've become obsessed with the sex life of the cia director and then the commander. it seem out of balance. >> reporter: some question the fbi's involvement. >> harassment letters between two women or any two people, involving a love triangle or whatever it was, should not rise to this level. >> reporter: others wonder why the federal probe was kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi which knew about all of this months ago apparently told nobody about it. >> reporter: parts of the allen/kelley/broadwell case, one person so obsessed he sent kelley shirtless photos of himself and was pulled
york. >>> public service comingen to abrupt end. david petraeus has resigned and admits to having an extra marital affair. >>> president obama took a strong stand on taxes for the rich, but could set the stage for a showdown on how to avoid that fiscal cliff. >>> a community in prince george's county but years later they still don't have much more than empty fields and a pile of dirt. good evening, i'm jim. >>> now the process is under way to find a permanent replacement. chris k clackm has the latest. >> reporter: david petraeus who took over at the cia in 2011 wrote "after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. both behavior is unassessmentable as a husband an as the leader of an organization such as ours." petraeus resigns just days after his boss won re-election and president obama accepted it saying about petraeus and his wife, holly, i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> it's a lite bit too soon to tell today because of how sudden this was. but for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend on
the resignation of one of our country's most decorated veterans. turns out now david petraeus was not the original focus of an fbi investigation. andrea mitchell first broke this story. she has more on how the fbi inadvertently found out about the general's affair. >> reporter: general david petraeus tumbled from the highest levels of government service after act thcknowledgint he called unacceptable behavior, an extramarital affair. another woman not related to petraeus felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. in recent weeks, the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled upon the relationship with petraeus as a result. >> it's so politically sensitive that my guess is the decision was made near or at the top level of the fbi to sit down with general petraeus and have a discussion with him and let him know that this information had been discovered. >> reporter: broadwell has not been shy about her access to petraeus, co-hosting a barbecue with jon stewart. she spoke often about her connection to the cia director acknowledging it rubbed some in the military the wrong way.
. they will begin holding hearings about the attack. the former cia director david petraeus, who resigned suddenly last week, after admit to go have an affair, will testify testimony. petraeus visited libya shortly after the attack. michael morrel will answer questions behind closed doors today. president obama firing back at republicans who blasted susan rice's response to the attack in benghazi. they criticized her for insisting that the attack was sparked by anger over an anti-islam film despite the fact that it was a coordinated attack. senator john mccain is trying to block her if she is chosen to succeed hillary clinton. >>> benghazi hearings won't be the only major discussion on capitol hill. they will learn more about the fbi's investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation. robert mueller and shawn joyce will meet for a second straight day. paula broadwell september e-mail toss several high-ranking military officers in an attempt to undermine tampa socialite's reputation. she is friends with petraeus and it cost both some privileges. the military suspended the u.s. army security c
in afghanistan is implicated in the scandal that brought down now former cia director david petraeus. the pentagon says it is investigating inappropriate communications between general john allen and jill kelley, the woman that petraeus' mistress allegedly sent threatening e-mails to you. the fbi reportedly uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 allegedly inappropriate e-mails between allen and kelley. she's a social liaison at the military base in florida. the general insists he's friends with kelley, but paula broadwell apparently saw her as a romantic rival. the fbi is keeping quiet of a search of broadwell's home. agents searched her home for five hours last night. they left with several boxes. broadwell's relationship with petraeus first came to light when the fbi began investigating jill kelley's claims that broadwell had sent her threatening e-mails. and the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. they didn't know about the probe until last tuesday even though it had been going on for mon
david petraeus. when was it uncovered? why did it take so long to tell the president? and why was this woman the target of harassing e-mails from the general's mistress? >>> blown away. a neighborhood in indianapolis in shambles after a mysterious and deadly explosion. more than 30 homes may have to be demolished. what caused that powerful blast? and the pits, a fight breaks out between crews of two racing teams after nascar superstar jeff gordon intentionally crashed into another driver. he says he has nothing to apologize for today, monday, november 12th, 2012. "today" with matt lauer and >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. possible to overstate how shocked those who know david betrars are over the turn of events and fallout from his surprising resignation is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in florida. she's now identified as a married mother who works as an unpaid social liaison on an air f
director david petraeus. where will ts all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a concert here in the many years we've been holding concerts on the "today" show. >> we didn't fill our plaza. we filled all the surrounding streets and city blocks. sorry, nypd, it's absolutely huge, and
. >>> good evening, he is the most prominent and best-known general of the modern era, david petraeus, with so much over the combat strategy over the past ten days. a four-star veteran with so muc combat strategy , when rumors surfaced he may be o stepping down as head of the cia, some speculated he was running for president. instead, he announced he would step down because of an extramarital affair. at a time when the cia was under fire for all it didn't know about the attack on benghazi, it is a huge step for the newly re-elected president, and a profound personal failing for an officer who has given so much to his country. we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell who broke the story, in our d.c. news room. >> reporter: good evening, his resignation because of an extramarital affair sent shock waves through the administration. and everyone who knew his record of stellar service administration. the cia has been under fire, but this had nothing to do with benghazi or politics. it was entirely person. he was a four-star, the best known warrior of his generation, leader of combat for
general david petraeus' resignation and more on the threatening e mails his biographer allegedly sent to another woman. good evening, the fallout continues tonight, following petraeus' resignation. nbc news learned the woman who first contacted the fbi about threatening e mails from the general's biographer is a close petraeus family friend. kristen welker has more on when it be cam pcame public. >> reporter: according to a close friend of david petraeus, jill kelly come planned to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, petraeus' biographer. petraeus' downfall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving e-mails from broadwell. multiple officials tell nbc news the e-mails led to the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> petraeus' former spokesperson and served with him in iraq and spoke tine petraeus twice this weekend and said his former boss is remorseful. >> in his word he screwed up. >> reporter: senior law enforcement official told nbc news th
in this country, back to the story we have been covering for days, general david petraeus, he is talking about the scandal that forced him to quit his job as cia director. and now, the startling news is the cia is investigating him. here with more, nbc's andrea mitchell. >> if i could. >> reporter: intelligence officials say the focus of the cia inspector general's probe is whether or not david petraeus used agency resources to further his relationship with paula broadwell. they were last seen together at a dinner in washington on october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi there is no indication that petraeus used classified material. but the investigation is continuing, this is new information coming out about frederick humphries, the fbi agent that led the investigation. that led to petraeus's resignation hat he is a 16-year veteran, he played a major role in stopping the plot to blow up l.a.x. humphries got to know jill kelley in humphries got to know jill kelley in tampa, and she turned to him when she received anonymous e-mails last spring, the e-mails they found alarmin
. >>> to the hill, former cia director david petraeus agrees to testify this week before congress about the deadly attack in benghazi as new details emerge about the e-mails that led to his resignation. >>> this morning, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the revi starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in i
, david petraeus will testify about the benghazi attack tomorrow as new details about his mistress surface. >>> plus, a little girl takes her first steps on camera, but she's upstaged by the family dog, tonight at 11:00. >>> final check, doug. >> it's going to continue to be on the cool side the next couple of days. temperatures will be rising a little bit as we make our way into friday and saturday, at least in the mid-50s. 50 tomorrow under mostly cloudy skies. we'll be starting each day in the upper 20s for most of you. low 30s. in the city, mid-30s. friday, saturday and sunday not looking bad, but the weather does change late sunday into monday. i think the redskins game should be fine, but we'll see a chance of showers late sunday and into the day on monday. temperatures in the low 50s. temperatures in the studio warmed up now. there you go. >> actually, they have. >> i haven't noticed. i'll take your word for it. >>> the ancient resting place of an egyptian princess has been uncovered in egypt. archaeologists say they have unearthed a cemetery 4,500 years old. it is in an area south
, by david petraeus, who as cia director went to benghazi to investigate and will testify to congress tomorrow. petraeus may have quit in disgrace when he admitted adultery, but his believability on national security and bipartisanship will most probably lead both sides in this to believe what petraeus reports tomorrow about libya. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> attorney general eric holder talked about the petraeus issue for the first time today. and why the justice department did not notify the white house or anyone on capitol hill about the investigation sooner. president obama didn't find out about it until after election day. >> we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi, the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter, that there was not a threat to national security. >> holder says it was an impartial investigation and it was not treated any differently because of the people involved. again, general petraeus is not facing any criminal charges. >>> a murder trial involving a former bowie
of a second general in the scandal that ended with the resignation of david petraeus. we have the latest on the news that broke overnight. >> former d.c. council chairman kwame brown is awaiting his sentence. we have a reporter that will bring the announcement. >> the head of d.c. schools wrapped up a press conference. we have a reporter at the press conference. he'll tell us why and when the schools will be shut down. >>> our studio has been transformed into an elegant winter scene for today's wedding. today, music, food and the perfect dress for the winter wedding of your dreams. good morning. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 13th, 2012. we have breaking news. unusual scene in court. just now, it ended with no plea deal were suspected east coast rapist. prosecutors believe aaron thomas was going to plead guilty for the 2009 attack on three teenagers. there was confusion as he hesitated to enter a plea. he said i don't know what way is right and which way is wrong. after a short recess, he backed out of the plea deal. julie car
>>> right now at 5:59, one of the key players that cost david petraeus his job is inside his d.c. home. and whether petraeus will face lawmakers on the hill. good morning. welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. we're waking up to a freezing cold morning. lows in the 30s, 20s across the area as well. if you're hoping for another big warmup -- >> are you laughing? >> just keep hoping, my friends. >> keep hope alive. i'm hoping it warms up someday. >> we had that long stretch, two weeks of colder than average weather. then we had the brief warmup. and now here we go again. another long stretch of colder than average weather. make friends with your coach. you'll be needing it. seven mornings at least, we'll be near freezing. this morning, at or below freezing much of the region. a few clouds showing up on the storm team 4 satellite image. showing the clouds north and west of the pennsylvania border, panhandle of west virginia. temperatures right in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees. that includes montgomery county, prince george's, arlington, fairfax, j
about the investigation that revealed that now former cia director david petraeus was having an affair. petraeus' mistress, author paula broadwell, was sending liaison at an air force unpaid base in tampa. that woman is reported as jill kelley. she reportedly went to the fbi when she received the threatening message, and that is whatriggered the bureau's investigation. >> mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her, and she was frightened, and she went to the fbi. oh, i can't believe it, but that's what it is. >> one of petraeus' former associates says petraeus and his wife were longtime friends of kelley and her husband. he says petraeus and kelley did not have an affair. >> petraeus won't testify before congress this week about the attack on the u.s. consulate benghazi libya. acting cia director will take his place. senator dianne feinstein, who's the chair of the committee, may call on him later to testify. she says his resignation has nothing to do with the attack on benghazi. >>> the president will meet with members of the business community before sitting down with cong
at the center of the scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus is in washington this morning. people have spotted paula broadwell inside her brother's home inside washington, d.c. a man who appeared to be her brother, attorney steven krantz, left that home. he did not say a word. someone found paula broadwell's driver's license in rock creek park on monday. this morning house leaders will get a better sense of what led to petraeus' resignation. yesterday the acting cia director updated dianne feinstein and the ranking republican saxby chambliss. they'll look into whether the affair caused a security breach. meanwhile, the pentagon standing by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general george allen, also involved in the scandal. his nomination to head european command is on hold, but leon panetta says he's fully confident allen can lead. >>> this morning obama will likely be asked to comment on the petraeus scandal. that conference begins at 1:30. house minority leader nancy pelosi also holding a press conference today. the califoia law maker expected to announce whether s
dead. david petraeus and james clapper are seduled to appear. >>> well, wall street was down for a second consecutive day. a triple digit drop for the dow opening at 12,811. the s&p tumbled 17. the nasdaq sank 41. >>> overseas trading closes out the week in tokyo. the nikkei dropped 79 points while in hong kong the hang seng slipped 182. >>> investors are going to be hoping for a rebound today to close out this wild week. amazon.com is giving it another go at selling wine but only in 12 states and the district of columbia. their first attempt failed because of regulations over the sale and delivery of alcohol across state lines. >>> walmart has already started their hot sales promotions for the holidays. i know, it's already that time. i can't believe it. the stores will be open on what some call black friday eve. otherwise known as thanksgiving. denver broncos quarterback peyton manning may have perfect timing as he bought more than 20 papa john's pizza franchises in colorado right before the state approved legal marijuana. users with a taste for pizza munchies may have to m
. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. marine general john allen, david petraeus' successor and nominated to be head of military now on hold. tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number. e-mails before advising secretary panetta to remember the
in the scandal that ended the cia career of retired general david petraeus. another top military man has now been dragged into it. nbc's pete williams joins us now with the latest. pete, what are we to make of general john allen and his connection or relationship to this tampa woman? jill kelley. >> right, jill kelley is the woman in tampa who first alerted the fbi that she was getting inappropriate e-mails. that eventually led to the disclosure, officials say, of an affair between david petraeus, the director of cia, and paula broadwell. the author of those e-mails. in getting access to the e-mail accounts of both women, the fbi officials say there were e-mail discovered between general allen and jill kelley. now they've been described as inappropriate although general allen's people say that that is a wild mischaracterization. that he occasionally referred to her as sweetheart but it was affectionate. that they were family friends and there was nothing untoward. there is a second element to all this. the pentagon in disclosing all this this morning that there were 20,000 to 30,000 pages, but ag
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